Thursday, September 22, 2011

Precast Design Awards Bestowed Upon Gate Precast Company

National World War II Museum Phase IV Expansion, New Orleans, La.
(Architect: Voorsanger Mathes LLC)

Gate Precast is recognized excellence in 
precast design and fabrication

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) September 01, 2011
     Gate Precast Company, one of the largest precast concrete suppliers in the U.S., has been recognized in the 49th Annual PCI Design Awards Competition for precast design and fabrication on a wide variety of structures.
     Gate Precast earned Best in Class awards for its work on the following projects:
Best Stadium: IU Memorial Stadium North End Zone in Bloomington, Ind. (Architect: Ratio Architects, Indianapolis, Ind.).; Associate Architect: Moody-Nolan Inc., Indianapolis, Ind.
• Best Healthcare: Saint Joseph Regional Hospital in Mishawaka, Ind. (Architect: HOK, St. Louis, Mo.)
Best Public/Institutional: The National World War II Museum Phase IV Expansion, New Orleans, La. (Architect: Voorsanger Mathes LLC New Orleans, La.)
• Best Public/Institutional: City of Miami College of Policing/Miami-Dade School of Law Studies, Homeland Security, and Forensic Sciences, Miami, Fla. (Architect: AECOM, Coral Gables, Fla.)

     Gate received Honorable Mention recognition on the following projects:
• CTA Beach Comfort Stations, Biloxi, Miss. (Architect: Eley Guild Hardy Architects, Biloxi, Miss.)
• LSU Basketball Practice Facility, Baton Rouge, La. (Architect: Holden Architects, Baton Rouge, La.; Associate Architect: RDG Planning & Design, Des Moines, Iowa)
• Duke University Research Drive Parking Garage, Durham, NC (Architect: Ratio Architects, Indianapolis, Ind.)
• Alfred I. DuPont Testamentary Trust Corporate Headquarters, Jacksonville, Fla. (Architects: GUND Partnership, Cambridge, Mass. and Gresham, Smith & Partners, Jacksonville, Fla.)
• Marcene H. & Robert E. Christoverson Humanities Building, Lakeland, Fla. (Architect: Robert A. M. Stern Architects, New York, N.Y.; Associate Architect: Wallis, Murphey, Boyington Architects, Lakeland, Fla.)
• The Water Wall at Signature Place, St. Petersburg, Fla. (Architect: Fluidity Design Consultants, Los Angeles, Calif.)
• Colts Indianapolis Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind. (Architect: HKS Inc., Dallas, Texas) 
Dean Gwin
President, COO
“Gate Precast is proud to be recognized for these projects which highlight the versatility of precast concrete systems. Our skilled craftsmen are to be commended for their continued dedication to produce superior quality work, said Dean Gwin, President, COO of Gate Precast Company.
     "Gate is known for its involvement in highly intricate architectural and structural projects. We encourage architects, owners, engineers and contractors to visit any of our state-of-the-art facilities to view our current projects which exemplify the innovative ways the design community is capitalizing on the constructability of precast concrete and on Gate Precast’s experience and knowledge to meet design challenges,” Gwin added.
     For a complete list of winners, along with detailed project information and photos, visit PCI.

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